April 30, local time, a U.S. Defense Department spokesman said it would cancel military funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall construction project and gradually return unused funds from the project to its original use, including U.S. military children’s school construction, overseas military facilities construction, and National Guard and reserve funds.
At the same time, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it will repair damage to environments damaged by the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, such as damage to the flood barrier system in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and soil erosion in San Diego, California.
It is reported that the United States has invested about 15 billion U.S. dollars to build a border wall, one-third of which comes from Congress, the rest of the funds diverted from the Department of Defense, anti-drug programs and other projects budget. By October 2020, the project has completed approximately 600 kilometres of the border wall. The U.S.-Mexico border wall project has been shut down since Biden became president.